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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 3:07 pm | Updated: 6:27 pm, Mon Jan 13, 2014.

SARASOTA, FL-- The Common Core education standard adopted by 45 states including Florida is once again under attack. The Republican Party of Florida backed a resolution opposing Common Core, a move that resulted in Governor Scott urging the Department of Education to get public input on the matter as well as proposed changes to how the standards will be implemented.

The executive order resulted in a total of 98 recommended changes being announced Monday; 46 of which are for the English, language arts, and mathematics standards.  The other 52 are for the calculus standards.

Supporters of Common Core say the measure create minimum guidelines which will help level the playing field for students when compared with those in other states or countries.  But opponents disagree, saying a nation wide standards gives government too much control.  Coming up on ABC 7 AT 6 we have reaction from those on both sides of the debate.

We'll have more on this story tonight on ABC 7 News at 5 & 6.

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